Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Children of Haiti Need Our Help


In the past month, four hurricanes have hit Haiti, causing massive flooding and destruction. Being a poor country, it has always been difficult for the people to have adequate amounts of food but now they must face unbearable hunger as aid workers struggle to reach them.

The only food that Haiti exports is mangoes. The crop is severely damaged, limiting the amount of revenue workers will receive this coming harvest season. Although 115 shelters have been set up, only 10 have food available.

Desperation is setting in and children are starving to death. Aid workers are doing all they can to rescue these little ones and many humanitarian agencies are working around the clock to save them.

These are difficult days for all of us. Economic woes, unemployment and spiraling prices are making it very hard for people everywhere. People find they need to tighten their belts to make ends meet. And yet, with all the economic unrest we are suffering, we somehow find a way to feed our children and provide shelter. We have been given so much in this country compared to other areas of the world. And in a season of strife we must band together with others to take care of one another.

If you would like to get your family involved in helping impoverished people, we recommend spending just 3 hours packing high protein meals at “Feed My Starving Children” in Aurora, Illinois. To volunteer you may contact them at 630-851-0404. Additional information can be found at http://www.fmsc.org/. This is a wonderful way to introduce your children to the gift of giving.

Many agencies that are running out of funds. Please consider making a contribution to one of them so that children can live to see tomorrow. We have provided websites below if you are looking for an agency for your donation. Thank you for your spirit of compassion and generosity to those who need it most.

http://www.worldvision.org/

http://www.savethechildren.org/

http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

http://www.chfinternational.org/

1 comment:

Mercola said...

So sad to see people are suffering because they are poor. many children are getting malnourished. But look at those rich people, always have a big smile on their face not worrying what food they will eat, what clothes to wear and more. why don't they help this people. if they say they don't want other people to depend on them or they don't want this people to get lazy and depend on the foods people will give them why not helping them by giving proper education so they will learn and in the future they can get a job to support themselves.